AT MILLBURN, St Duthus made short work of Inverness & District amateur side Loch Ness FC this afternoon, ahead of the club's first annual sportsman's dinner. Four trialists were involved in the match, which also saw midfielder Paul Cowie named between the sticks in the absence of Steven Martin.
A neat ball from Cameron Mackintosh found Jon Campbell who in turn opened the scoring when he struck from the left hand side of goal low into the bottom right corner. It was nearly 1-1 soon after when a free header was won by the Ness men, but the effort flew over.
Sam Beeston was the creator for the Saints' second of the afternoon, laying the ball off to Liam Mcleod who sent a 25 yard effort low into the bottom left corner. A wondergoal for Jon Campbell, his second, made it 3-0, taking on five players before rounding the goalkeeper and slotting home.
The Saints' substitute trialist netted the fourth goal following a great run from Joe Sutherland who cut the ball back, and good interplay between Jon Campbell and Jamie Skinner led to a fifth after Adam MacDonald was played in on goal and the wing back curled the ball into the top corner.
It was 6-0 ten minutes from time when the trialist struck again, finishing well into the top corner, before a late penalty award saw Loch Ness reduce the deficit.
Paul Cowie, Joe Sutherland, John Skinner, Ewan Ross, Sam Beeston, Trialist, Jon Campbell, Liam Mcleod, Cameron Mackintosh, Jamie Skinner, Trialist, Adam MacDonald, Louis Webster, Trialist, Trialist